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Turning sewage waste into hydrogen

Turning sewage waste into hydrogen

Waste ammonia from Severn Trent’s sewage treatment facility could soon be transformed into valuable hydrogen, with a research group targeting to produce 450 tonnes of the clean fuel per year.

That’s the goal of researchers from Coventry University, Severn Trend and the Organics Group who have joined forces on the project.

Severn Trent currently destroys the waste ammonia present in sewage due to its toxic properties, but the programme is hoping to stop that and convert it into hydrogen.

If trials are successful, Severn Trent has the potential to recover up to 10,000 tonnes of green ammonia per year from its wastewater treatment plants, which could be converted into 450 tonnes of hydrogen.

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